Thursday, May 16, 2019

Sisterhood


I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness.    
Emily Dickinson




one third of a trio
the oldest is me
responsible, yes
'tis me to a “T”

second in line
peacekeeper is she
her flip side - a prankster
and rival for me 

coming in third
quite bold at age four
daddy's li'l sidekick
funny to her core

three is our number
equation intact
sisters forever
 our blood-sister pact




12 comments:

  1. This is just too lovely, Helen. Such a special bond deserves a poem in dedication to sisterhood.

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  2. This is cute. :) Nice tribute to you and your sisters.

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  3. Sadly all I had was a bully brother so friends were far more important than him.

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  4. A sweet and powerful tribute to sisterhood. Family is everything. Love what you did here, Helen :)

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  5. Sisters have a special place for each other. You showed it very well. I watch Mrs. Jim and her sister have a special relationship that isn't that isn't there between my sister and me nor in other brothers and sisters. Some sisters and little brothers have a mother son type style. What I see, not scientific at all.

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  6. Oh you lucky thing! I am the oldest of three; we were once happy and united but, sadly, that is no longer the case.

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  7. Dearest Helen,
    What a very sweet bond you phrased out here in your poem about sisterhood!
    That is a wealth that many never know its value of.
    Pieter for one, never had any sister(s)...
    Mine are a bit too spread out in age. With the one below me, I've had a very close bond for decades but then, for some mysterious reason she turned against me.
    But to the core they always will remain MY sisters; no matter what they feel.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  8. What a wonderful way to describe real sisters... the bond getting stronger through differences

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  9. Love this... I am the middle sister. I definitely was (still am) the peacemaker or at least the one who attempts to make peace.

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  10. My heart is full! These words, the image... truly priceless and is what makes life worth living.

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  11. Lovely way to describe that tight bind that many sisters have.

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  12. Lovely poem about your love for your sisters.

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